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Confectionery promotions on the decline as discounts risk becoming ‘self-destroying’, says IRI

Volumes of confectionery sold on promotion have fallen in the past year in Western markets, according to market analysts IRI.

Volumes of confectionery sold on promotion as high as 40-70% in some Western markets, finds IRI. ©iStock/vvvita
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Nestlé develops natural method to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%

Nestlé plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.

Mondelēz to axe 454 jobs in Montreal cookie plant closure

Oreo maker Mondelēz International has announced plans to close its factory in Montreal, Canada, by the end of 2017.

Czech consumer ‘harmed’ after eating Mondelēz Milka chocolate

Mondelēz has recalled one of its chocolate bar lines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia after a consumer was harmed from eating it.

EU health coalition calls for 6am-11pm ban on junk food advertising

A coalition of European health organisations is campaigning for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing unhealthy food and alcohol.  

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has uncovered “systemic” cases of child labour and labour rights abuses in Indonesian palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar, tracing the palm oil back to firms including Nestlé, Unilever and Kellogg – companies that all claim to source palm oil sustainably.

EU Court of Justice 'complicates' multipack food labelling, says lawyer

An EU Court ruling which states nutrition information on multipack products must also appear on each individual item, contradicts EU law, a food law expert has said.

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